Tornadoes split with Leake County

Tornadoes split with Leake County


The Philadelphia Tornado basketball teams split a pair of games with Leake County last Tuesday night.

The Philadelphia Lady Tornadoes took a 49-30 win over Leake County and currently stand at 5-5. The Tornadoes dropped a 47-42 decision to the Gators.

Lady Tornadoes 49

Leake County 30

The Lady Tornadoes took control of the game in the first half and held on to take the victory.

Philadelphia led 14-5 after the first quarter. They outscored Leake County 13-2 in the second quarter and led 27-7 at the half. The Lady Gators battled back in the third quarter, outscoring Philadelphia 16-9. But Philadelphia closed out the fourth quarter by outpointing Leake County 14-7.

Jaiden Burnside led the Lady Tornadoes with 23 points.

Leake County 47

Tornadoes 42

The Tornadoes kept it close until the fourth quarter when Leake County pulled away.

Leake County led 27-19 after the first quarter. Leake County increased that lead to 34-21 at the half and held the Tornadoes off in the second period.

Andrew Carter led Philadelphia with 11 points, and Alexander Menchion added 10 points.

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